The Sega Genesis/Mega Drive version is a one-on-one competitive fighting game, featuring two different game modes, a 1-Player Scenario Mode and a 2-Player Battle Mode. Like most fighting games, the objective is for both players to fight each other until either one drains the vitality of the other. Each character has two basic attacks (normal and fierce), as well as a set of command-based special moves.
In the Scenario Mode, the matches consist of two segments: the player will fight against a regular sized monster as one of the rangers during the first segment and after the defeating the monster the first time, they will battle a giant version of the same. Initially, only the five original rangers and the Megazord, are available. The scenario mode consists of five stages with the following adversaries in order of appearance.
- Evil Green Ranger (summons the Dragonzord during the Zord battle portion)
A cutscene after Level 2 shows the Rangers freeing Green Ranger from his evil spell and joining the team, making him a playable character from this point forward. The playable form of Green Ranger does not have the Sword of Darkness like his Evil counterpart, but he does summon the Dragonzord for the giant-monster half of the level.
- Madam Woe
- Cyclopsis (a two-part Zord-only battle)
In Battle Mode, the player can choose between the six rangers, the two zords, and one of the four monsters in a standard best-two-out-of-three match. The Megazord, the Dragonzord, and Cyclopsis cannot be matched against any of the six rangers and vice-versa. Additionally, neither player can choose the same character.
A special cheat code will allow the player to play as Evil Green Ranger in Battle Mode. Like the Evil Green Ranger the player faces in Scenario Mode, he is identical to the regular Green Ranger with the added ability to use the Sword of Darkness. Unlike the regular six rangers, Evil Green Ranger may be used to fight Megazord, Dragonzord or Cyclopsis.